The Porsche 918 Spyder is a very unique sports car, being a plug-in hybrid with a limited production run of just 918 units. After it was introduced in 2013, the 918 Spyder was sold out in more than just a year. Its production ended in June 2015, and there is no way an interested buyer can get a new 918 Spyder unless he or she goes for the used car market. Of course, any 918 Spyder on the used car market is expected to have already logged thousands of miles on the odometer.
But in a strike of luck, those who wanted to purchase an almost new Porsche 918 Spyder now have a great opportunity to get one in the used car market, through MotorGT.com and Porsche of South Shore in Freeport, New York. The 918 Spyder is much rarer in the United States, with less than 300 units allocated for this market.
This particular Porsche 918 Spyder (VIN WP0CA2A13FS800527) on sale is almost new, even though it was built as a 2015 model. On its odometer, this 918 Spyder has so far recorded just 45 miles (or 72 kilometers), which are essentially delivery miles. This means that the owner of this 918 Spyder might have not driven it or just took this sports car only for a quick spin after it was delivered. It is fairly difficult for any buyer to get an almost new used car in the market and yet, this 918 Spyder has just been driven for just 45 miles.
Finished in an Onyx white paintwork with a legendary Martini livery, this Porsche 918 Spyder has been upgraded with the optional Weissach package. This package includes additional aerodynamic aids like aerodynamic fins on the rear bumper. It also includes Titanium chassis bolts, lightweight Magnesium Spyder wheels, lighter brakes, ceramic wheel bearings. Worth $84,000 on top of the $845,000 price of the 918 Spyder when availed, the Weissach package will make the sports car quicker by 0.2 seconds at the sprint.
Aside from the optional Weissach package, this Porsche is also loaded with a number of optional elements like carbon floor mats with silver piping ($1,725) as well as a painted car key with leather key pouch ($1,400).
As for power, this Porsche 918 Spyder is served a 4.6-liter hybrid V8 paired with two electric motors, delivering 887 hp (661 kW) of max output and 944 lb.-ft. (1,280 Nm) of peak torque. Power is sent through all the wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This 918 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 2.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h).
If you’re interested in this almost new Porsche 918 Spyder, be mindful of the asking price of its owner -- $2.19 million. This is more than twice the original of price of this model when it was first bought.